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Valdez Glacier and Icebergs

Quick Facts
Nearest City



Mid May - Mid Oct


2-3 Hours

Adult Cost


Youth (Under 13) Cost


Minimum Age


Valdez Glacier and Icebergs in Detail.


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Our Valdez Glacier and Iceberg tour begins at Valdez Glacier Lake, past the airport at the end of Airport Road. There we will meet you with a canoe and life jackets.

This private tour requires a minimum of 2 people and can accommodate groups as large as 12 average adults at a time. No canoe experience is required. Guides do the paddling, participants may paddle if they would like to do so. One in 40 tours we experience winds on the lake and may request participants to help paddle. A couple times a year winds force us to cancel or switch tours. The full refund cancellation or switch and prorate is decided by the client, if the guide determines the conditions to be unsafe on the lake.

We will canoe out towards Valdez Glacier exploring the icebergs, and when possible and safe, their ice caves. On July 7, 2020 the entire ice shelf of the glacier calved into thousands of icebergs. This year there are many large icebergs remaining and several quality ice caves. We anticipate there being several ice caves available to view throughout each tour with at least one that would provide safe entrance in the canoe. However, this is ice, it's constantly melting and changing so we can't offer 100% guarantees. These are our honest assessments based on years of observation out there. The option to walk on an iceberg exist if a suitable iceberg can be found for safe exit and entry of the canoe. Also, the stability of your group plays a large factor in determining the safety. The better you can manage your balance among your group the more options the guide has to work with. Be sure to ask your guide if walking on an iceberg is something that you're interested in so they can do their best to tailor your tour accordingly.

Cruise Ship Days
For cruise ship passengers this tour is NOT a private tour unless it is for a party of five or six. Otherwise on cruise days this becomes a combined tour of two guides and up to six passengers.

We pick up cruise passengers at the dock and will return them to the dock or in town locations if they prefer.

Life vests support up to a 52inch(132cm) chest.

Equipment Provided

  • Life Jackets up to a 52inch(132cm) chest.

Recommended You Bring

  • Warm Jacket (The temp can be 10°F (5°C) colder at the glacier)
  • Comfortable Shoes for walking across uneven surfaces


  • Cruise Excursion - 2 hours - $215 Adults / $105 Youth |
      Includes pickup and drop off at cruise dock. 2 hours in the canoe touring, roughly 2.5 hours from pick up to drop off.
      This variation DOES NOT include a cruise. It's for cruise ship passengers needing transportation to and from the cruise ship, on a tighter time schedule.

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